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school enrollment. john henrehan is working with this all day and joins us with the latest. john. >> reporter: the plan is to close schools in six of the city's eight wards and we posted the compolice list of closures on our website, www.myfoxdc.com. interestingly, in d.c.'s most affluent area, ward 3, the city schools are bursting with students n. poorer secs of the city, the buildings are underutilized, largely because of the growth of free charter schools. he's give -- she's given up on the schools of her sixth grade daughter went here from headstart to sixth grade and now the daughter is in a publicly funded charter school, which mom thinks is pushing the daughter harder. >> the schools are not up to where they need to be. here they say my daughter was proficient. charter school, she got bs and cs. that shouldn't have been. >> reporter: farrahby hope is one of 20 d.c. public school buildings that are going to be closed and it's largely the growth of the charter schools in d.c., which is pushing the chancellor to call for more closures. the school system closed 23 other schoo
afghanistan commander general john allen has threatened national security in the president's words, he said he is reserving judgement for now over whetr the fbi should have revealed the investigation leading into petraeuss resignation before last week's election. >> i have no evident at this point, from what i have seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. obviously, there is an ongoing investigation. i don't want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. the fbi has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. >> reporter: well, the other big question -- . >> well, the other big question, fitz is the fiscal cliff. sequestration begins at the end of the year. what is the president's approach? is there anything different on what he's willing to accept? >> this is a one-two on this issue. if the democrats and republicans agree on the hill that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class and that is something they should go ahead and do. on the other hand, the president was adamant today that he was
in the middle of john henrehan's live shot getting word to us that there was an arrest in the beating and robbery of an 81-year-old woman who lives in the chevy chase section of northwest d.c. joining use the phone for a quick update is commander george cusack with d.c. police. it's will thomas, can you hear me? >> yes. >> quickly tell us about the arrest, if you would. >> that is not complete, but we have arrested an adult which charged him with the burglary that occurred yesterday and this is what to do and. >> a quick arrest, i'm sure you're happy about that. >> i interview you many times about crimes. can i hear the discuss in your voice over this one in john's piece tonight. >> and absolutely. any thyme someone preys upon an elderly woman, that is something we need to be concerned-- concerned about. that is a heinous crime and we're glad to get the person off of the street. >> thanks for checking in with us, we have another update with john henrehan at 6:00 tonight. >>> coming up, toddlers addicted to ipad and throwing tent temper tantrums when taken away. you're on timeout leo!
in the detailed planning. >> the man general dunford would replace, general john allen, is not attending the meeting. >>> the violence is escalating between israel and the palestinians. it centered in the ghaza -- gaza strip. the palestinians fired off more than 200 rockets in israel, some landing near tel aviv. at least three people were killed. meantime, israel is firing back and has launched several strikes against hamas in gaza. >> another big story tonight. bp agreed to pay the largest criminal settlement in u.s. history. phil keating has the latest. >> reporter: bp will pay a record criminal settlement to the u.s. government for its massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico back in april of 2010. bp agreed to shell out $4.5 billion will plowed guilty to 11 felony counts related to the deaths of nearly a dozen workers. two bp workers are also facing manslaughter charges. >> today's resolutions does not, does not mark the end of our efforts. in fact, our criminal investigation remains ongoing. >> reporter: bp releasing a statement saying we believe this resolution is in the best intere
of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speaker john boehner today came out warning the consequences of not reaching a deal would be devastating to the u.s. economy but they don't have a lot of time here. >> no, they don't. the president spoke on this today, not mentioning what was going on behind the scenes with the cia. consider the timeline here. there are only 53 days now left for congress to get to work and get this deal done in order to raise the debt ceiling this year congress put this countdown clock in effect and it has now unt january 1 to get it done. if nothing gets done, your payroll taxes could go up. the bush era income tax cuts would end and 449,000 defense industry jobs across virginia, maryland and d.c. could face layoffs if these automatic pentagon cuts are allowed to go forward. at the white house this afternoon the president spoke in front of what the administration called average americans. those special era tax cuts would expire. add to that deep spending cuts that will kick in. all of this has economists warning tonight of a double dip recession and possible
. beth parker has the story. >> reporter: it's moving day. >>> john is a marine who earned two purple hearts. today he's being given a house. he has given much more than that. >> i remember seeing my guys, i kept blacking out. all i remember is saying i don't want to die here. i ain't going to die in this place. >> he woke up two and a half months later and learned he had been hit by an ied. he lost all four limbs. >> at first, there were very extremely rough days. i was not a pleasant person. >> but he has adjusted and today he gets his freedom thanks to the work to two foundations. >> the homes are given to him free and clear. >> the kitchen sink is mounted for him. the cabinets move. >> a lot of what's in the house is motion sensored. you step into the bathroom and the toilet seat pops up. over here you can waive in front of it and the sink turns on. >> he can run all of the electronics from an ipad. american heritage homes built the house. >> my husband fought vietnam. i have a son currently in candahar. and 19-year-old son who is looking to go into the service after college. so i
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